Vegas Seven

DJ Profile

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    From Marseille to Marquee

    By Deanna Rilling

    His hands fly across the mixer and CDJs with an agile dynamic rarely seen in a house-music set. The DJ/producer simply known as Keidy has a heart that’s essentially been pounding at 128-beats-per-minute for a marathon weekend of gigs. “Music is what makes me feel alive,” says Keidy (pronounced Kay-dee). When he’s not in the booth, he’s developing a new sound for electronic music and still gets chills when he hears a good song.

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    Avicii Aiming for the Next Le7el

    By David Morris

    The past year has been monumental for electronic dance music, and that’s thanks in no small part to Tim Bergling, who is better known as Avicii. His breakout hit “Le7els” helped mainstream the genre, and his latest banger “I Could Be The One” with Nicky Romero has reached No. 1 on the U.K. charts.

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    One More Time

    By Deanna Rilling

    Every year the Daft Punk rumors fly: “I read on a blog they’re playing at Coachella!” “No, dude, they’re gonna play Electric Daisy Carnival.” “You’re both wrong; Daft Punk is playing at my house.”

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    Them Jeans, Unbuttoned

    By Bree DeLano

    EDM, DubStep, Moombahton, trap, nu-disco—subgenres have overtaken modern music categories. DJs categories as well. We now have “big-room DJs,” “small-room DJs,” “DJ/producers,” “festival DJs,” “DJs who don’t really DJ,” “bar/lounge DJs,” “your favorite DJ’s favorite DJ” … Them Jeans stands tall—literally, at 6-feet-8—as a DJ/producer who seamlessly swerves in and out of various subgenres with a signature sound.

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    12th Planet Touches Down

    By Deanna Rilling

    Before dubstep producers would have even dreamed of winning Grammys, John Dadzie, a.k.a. 12th Planet, was focused on bringing the sound to the U.S. Championing bass music since its days underground, he’s released more than a dozen EPs, worked with dubstep darling Skrillex and remixed the likes of Dirtphonics, Foreign Beggars, MSTRKRFT and Rusko. Get ready for a dose of “Bass Salt” when he kicks off his residency at Body English on March 28. Your first show in Las Vegas was 12 years ago at the now-defunct Tremorz across from UNLV. What were your impressions?

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    Aloha, Las Vegas

    By Deanna Rilling

    Even if you haven’t been able to get into dubstep, the brand of hip-hop-influenced bass music Splitbreed offers is a lot more user-friendly—while still retaining some grit. With all its current members deriving from families with musical backgrounds, it seemed only a natural fit for brothers and emcees Kalani and Tau’i Mo’e, along with DJ/producer BGenius, to pursue a career in the industry.

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    ‘Pop Culture’ Prodigy

    By David Morris

    Hugo Leclercq left school at age 16, taught himself music and perfect English, and then caught the ear of Lady Gaga, who was so impressed by the now-18-year-old native of Nantes, France, that she asked him to open for her on her North American tour. Madeon, as he is better known, may be most recognized for his button-pushing mash-up “Pop Culture,” but his musical depth extends much deeper than simply re-tooling the material of others.

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    Meow’s the Time

    By Deanna Rilling

    Sometimes taking music seriously is good. But making an impact on music while having a great sense of humor about the industry is even better. Take Dillon Francis for example. Vegas Seven had a hilarious chat with the Los Angeles DJ/producer, cited as one of the pioneers of the moombahton movement, before his March 1 gig at Surrender. You’ve successfully fooled members of the media uneducated in electronic music by using a pic of Tiësto as your press shot. Have you gotten any angry emails from his camp?

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    Masterson’s Plan

    By Sarah Gianetto

    Best recognized for his role as Francis on Malcolm in the Middle, Chris Kennedy Masterson wears a lot more hats than you’d think. The nightclub owner, actor, DJ and talent manager with a cast of brothers equally as elbow-deep in multiple entertainment endeavors in Las Vegas and beyond might just be building a life that’s as storied as his middle name.

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    Fan-tastic Journey

    By Deanna Rilling

    Newbie. Up and comer. Rising star. SoCal skater-chick-turned-trance-addict Kristina Sky has been called them all. And this is after she had already worked her way up the ranks from handing out fliers at the Electric Daisy Carnival to being selected by Armin van Buuren more than a decade later to play the festival’s A State of Trance stage. It’s safe to say, Sky has arrived. She attended UCLA for music business and helped the trance scene grow on the West Coast.

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    The Executioner

    By Deanna Rilling

    You may want to invest in those big ol’ earmuff headphones folks who work around airplanes wear, because 100,000 watts of sound is coming to rattle your soul. Bass-music master Excision is bringing his new Execution Tour to Las Vegas’ House of Blues for his first solo headlining show. He’s also got a grip of subwoofers and an insane true-3-D video-mapping stage experience that will blow your minds as much as your eardrums. Vegas Seven geeked out on all the tech specs with Excision before the February 15 show.

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    ‘Joyenergizer’

    By Deanna Rilling

    Between the coast-to-coast festivals and the numerous club sets, keeping track of the number of times we’ve seen Sander van Doorn is futile at this point. One indelible image is the pure happiness van Doorn seems to exude while playing for any crowd, his smile beaming all the way to the partiers in the back. Needless to say, we just get a good vibe from the guy, like when we caught up with the Netherlands native before his most recent set in Las Vegas. Van Doorn returns to Marquee on February 8, as well as Lavo on February 12.

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    Dance Hall Monitor

    By Deanna Rilling

    Laaaasers. You can’t have a Las Vegas nightclub without a grip of ’em. Subsequently, 1 Oak has added the most major one to its roster with Wes Pentz (also familiar to electronic fans as Diplo), Walshy Fire and Jillionaire. Collectively they’re known by their single cartoon avatar, Major Lazer, a fictitious Jamaican renegade who was outfitted with prosthetic lasers after losing his arm in the Zombie War of the ’80s.

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    Imagine That

    By Deanna Rilling

    If 2012 was the year electronic dance music exploded in the U.S., 2013 is quickly shaping up to be the year that newer clubgoers will dig deeper and veterans will come out of the woodwork now that more of the underground DJs are gigging in town. One notable spinner willing to give Las Vegas another chance is Mark Farina, who’ll finally get to do his proper house thing when he commands the dance floor at Body English on January 26.

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    ‘Lift Off!’

    By Deanna Rilling

    These days, trance music isn’t just about banging it out at 138 beats-per-minute (not that we mind), nor does it make American clubbers wrinkle their noses and go running off looking for commercial house anymore, either. Dutch import W&W, a.k.a. 24-year-olds Ward van der Harst and Willem van Hanegem, are producers helping the cause, with massive support from the trance messiah himself, Armin van Buuren. Thanks to their double album Impact, as well as Beatport chart-topping track “Lift Off!,” W&W’s fan base continues to grow. Catch them next at Marquee on January 26.

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